New technology will allow Gardaí to tell if cars are insured by scanning registration

New technology will allow Gardaí to tell if cars are insured by scanning registration

From September Gardaí will be able to tell if a car is insured just by scanning the registration.

A new automated system is part of an effort to keep uninsured drivers off the road.

The AA's Conor Faughnan explains how it will work: “Essentially what will happen is every time you pass a Garda car, the Garda car's onboard camera will read your registration number, immediately tell the guard if that car is insured and who is insured to drive it.”

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